Calif. Minor League Players Granted Cert. In Wage Row

Law360, Los Angeles (March 8, 2017, 6:26 PM EST) -- Major League Baseball will have to face a class of minor league players who say they were cheated on minimum wage and overtime pay after a California federal judge on Tuesday certified a narrower class than one that had been earlier rejected.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero found that the ballplayers' work in revising their class definition, including cutting out claims for offsite winter conditioning, made it possible for the court to sort out when and for how long the players were required to work during spring training and California League games in a way that could apply to a whole...

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